Friday, April 29, 2022

Sad news to share from the Benton County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 8:06 PM tonight, Thursday, April 28th, Benton County Central Dispatch was notified of an un-responsive male in the parking lot of our Warsaw Walmart. I am sad to report it was our own Cpl. David Jones of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the caller was his wife.

Dave, a resident of Warsaw, drove the short distance from his residence to Walmart but did not return home. After over an hour and a half passing, Mrs. Jones went to look for Dave and found him in his vehicle, he never made it into the store. No foul play was involved, his passing was of natural causes.

Cpl. Jones at age 65, with a birthday coming next month, had over 40 years in law enforcement with 17 of those years as Warsaw’s Chief of Police. Dave loved his work, his community and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement and his family. Law enforcement was his life, he will be missed beyond words.

If you would like to help Dave’s family in their time of need, please feel free to visit the Friends of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office website ( and hit the donate button or send your donation to 27214 OO Hwy Warsaw, MO 65355.

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